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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 11111-1011

Phone: 111-111-6470

Fax: 111-111-6645

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 111-364-6123

Fax: 111-364-3160

Email: [email protected]

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 111-757-5400

Fax: 111-282-7929

Email: [email protected]

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 111-292-2509

Email: [email protected]

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 11111-1014

Phone: 111-111-6373

Fax: 111-111-9249

Email: [email protected]

Web:

Grand Challenge Scholars Program

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Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century

The University of Idaho College of Engineering is designed to prepare students to solve the . U of I is among a select group of engineering schools nationwide that plan to graduate more than 20,000 formally recognized “Grand Challenge Engineers” over the next decade. Will you be one of those engineers? The college is now accepting students into the U of I Grand Challenge Scholars Program (U of I GCSP).

The 14 Grand Challenges

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), at the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF), convened a committee of leading technical thinkers to identify the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century.

Sustainability

Security

Health

Joy of Living

U of I Program Components

The U of I Grand Challenge Scholars Program is a combined curricular and extra-curricular program with five components designed to prepare students to address the grand challenges facing society in this century. All students who complete the program successfully will receive a distinction of Grand Challenge Scholar endorsed by University of Idaho and the .

  • Hands-on Project OR Research Experience
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Dimension
  • Service Learning

Grand Challenge Pitch Event

Every fall the College of Engineering holds a pitch event in conjunction with the acceptance of a new class of Grand Challenge Scholars. Students pitch their projects to an assembly of judges made up of faculty, alumni and members of the U of I Academy of Engineers with the purpose of securing funding for their ideas. Learn more about the Grand Challenge Pitch Event.

Declaration of Interest

If you are interested in becoming a future U of I Grand Challenge Scholar, use the below form to register to receive future enrollment information about the program. Thank you.

Program Contacts

Daniel Robertson

Program Director
[email protected]
111-111-7889

Patrick Determan

Academic Advisor
[email protected]
111-111-0250

Wanda Hvezda

Academic Advisor
[email protected]
111-111-0994

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Breaking through Barriers

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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 11111-1011

Phone: 111-111-6470

Fax: 111-111-6645

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 111-364-6123

Fax: 111-364-3160

Email: [email protected]

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 111-757-5400

Fax: 111-282-7929

Email: [email protected]

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 111-292-2509

Email: [email protected]

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 11111-1014

Phone: 111-111-6373

Fax: 111-111-9249

Email: [email protected]

Web: